Charlie Maybe

Adjunct Instructor

Charlie Maybee (he/him) is a choreographer, musician, teacher, and writer based in Charleston, South Carolina. He holds an MFA in Dance from the University of Illinois with a certificate in Criticism and Interpretive Theory, a BFA in Dance and Choreography from Virginia Commonwealth University and is an alumnus of the Metropolitan Youth Tap Ensemble. Before joining the faculty of the College of Charleston, he taught at both Shenandoah University (SU) in Winchester, Virginia, and American University (AU) in Washington, D.C. where he specialized in tap and modern dance technique classes, oversaw the Culminating Projects of SU Seniors in the BA Dance program, and provided musical accompaniment for dance classes with drums, guitar, and piano. 

In 2014, he founded his own performing company, Polymath Performance Project, through which he creates interdisciplinary performances nationally that center tap dance as the primary mode of expression. His current choreo-scholarly research explores hybridity, literary archetypes, and techno-cultures through a tap dancer’s perspective and works to make tap dance more pronounced in contemporary performance and higher education. Recent accolades include being a featured artist for the 2022 BlackLight Summit at the University of Maryland-College Park where he presented his latest commissioned work, “Protologism”, did a co-keynote speech with Krystal Collins, and devised the pilot issue of the new publication, POLYzine. He was also recently selected for the 2022-2023 cohort of the NextLOOK 2.0 residency program through The Clarice Smith Center for Performing Arts where he will continue developing his first evening length performance, Thrashes To Ashes

Charlie also works remotely as a contributing writer for the D.C., Maryland, and Virginia (DMV) based digital publication, Alchemical Records, which covers new events and releases in the local music scene and beyond. Other recent writing experiences include contributing to the Creative Entry digital publication series at Dance Place in Washington, D.C., and presenting papers about tap dance aesthetics and history at the 2021 and 2022 Dance Studies Association Conferences.


University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC)
MFA in Dance, Certificate in Interpretive Theory and Criticism

Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU)
BFA in Dance and Choreography

Courses Taught

ARTM 209: Introduction to Audio Production